SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue will close its doors September 5 in preparation for the onset of a 12 - 14 months-long renovation and expansion project which will include an 11,600 square foot addition with an full-size gymnasium, expanded senior lounge, additional restrooms, enhanced meeting spaces, an area for teens, kitchen space, improved parking, and accessibility improvements.

As of September 5, the the Department of Community Programs will locate their offices in the Cornog Field House at Soldier’s Memorial Field, which itself is in the final stages of a $296,000 face-lift. According to the City of Summit, senior programs, TryCAN, and after school programs will continue off site at schools, churches, and other meeting spaces throughout Summit, while sports and special events will also continue.

The Community Center renovation and expansion project, originally approved by the Summit Common Council at a cost of $5.61 million, is now expected to cost $6.5 million, with $1.483 million having been raised privately to date. Upon unanimously approving the project to move forward in April of 2014, Council stipulated that a maximum of $4.5 million of City funds be applied the project's cost.

For information regarding program locations during the construction period, visit summitcommunityprograms.com.